Companies are increasingly experimenting with smartglasses in the warehouse. Powered by their own processor and battery, these wearable high-tech eyeglasses collect data from a building's wireless network, then project text and numbers onto a tiny screen incorporated into the glasses.
When it comes to protective clothing, each new year brings a variety of innovations and improvements. Workrite Uniform Company, a flame-resistant (FR) workwear manufacturer, predicts the following “Top 5” trends that will guide the FR clothing industry in 2017.
Over the years, the industry has struggled to equate cut resistance with actual risk. The recent updates to the ANSI 105 and EN 388 standards will provide a more uniformed approach to assessing the cut resistant performance of gloves across the globe.
These days, glove manufacturers have access to higher performing materials and better sewing patterns. But with so many options on the market, how do you know which ones are the best welding gloves for your application?
Month of March dedicated to promoting workplace safety and vision protection
March 23, 2017
The month of March is set aside each year as Workplace Eye Wellness Month, a multi-organizational awareness campaign dedicated to eye health and the prevention of on-the-job eye injuries. Wiley X®, Inc., a company that in 2017 is celebrating 30 years of protecting the vision of soldiers on the battlefield, cops on the beat and workers on the job, is getting behind this effort to cut down on the number of workplace eye injuries each year.
International Glove Assocation honored Frank Stucke inducted on March 20, 2017
March 23, 2017
During a March 20 awards reception at its 2017 Glove Symposium, the International Glove Association (IGA) inducted Frank Stucke into the prestigious IGA Hall of Fame. Stucke began his career in the industrial glove market during the 1970’s, joining the Perfect Fit Glove Company as a knitting machine mechanic while attending high school.
Hearing protection among oil-rig workers improved significantly after they underwent testing for properly fitting earplugs, according to a new study by NIOSH. The researchers reported the findings of their study in the International Journal of Audiology.
The global safety harness market is projected to grow to USD 1,380 million by 2021, at a CAGR of more than 7 percent over the forecast period, according to the latest market study released by Technavio.
While most of us have never experienced an arc flash or flash fire first hand, it has been proven that these events do occur more commonly than you might think and FR clothing has been proven to greatly enhance your survivability chances should you be exposed to one of these hazards.